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Forum: Linux 02. Jan 2020, 05:35 PM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
There's nothing wrong with Arch based systems,...

There's nothing wrong with Arch based systems, just the way some distros wrap them up including custom kernels etc. A quick scan of some of their forums reveals issues I'd rather not risk but other...
Forum: Linux 02. Jan 2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
I agree. I find neither of these very inspiring...

I agree. I find neither of these very inspiring nowadays. What I have found is if you want to get nearer to the true Linux and have a system that really is fast and stable (rather than just claming...
Forum: Linux 02. Jan 2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
I still find Deepin as a desktop environment too...

I still find Deepin as a desktop environment too restricted since I like to customize my themes. With KDE for instance you can change everything even the individual components within the file manager...
Forum: Linux 31. Dec 2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Not wishing to be too unkind but Extix has a...

Not wishing to be too unkind but Extix has a general reputation for unreliablility so using Deepin will match the rest of it. :D

https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/85481.html...
Forum: Linux 30. Dec 2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Deepin has continued to evolve since the move to...

Deepin has continued to evolve since the move to Debian Unstable and then Stable but although it looks pretty cool the underlying bugs are still there. This is why Manjaro dropped it.

"The Deepin...
Forum: Linux 28. Jan 2016, 06:58 AM
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
Very much so. :D

Very much so. :D
Forum: Linux 28. Jan 2016, 04:13 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By MidnightCowboy
I'm not able to get as frustrated as you on the...

I'm not able to get as frustrated as you on the same technical level, but I still know a pile of **** when I step in it. :D
Forum: Linux 21. Jan 2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
I don't know why some people are raving about...

I don't know why some people are raving about this new release or the move from an Ubuntu to Debian base. It looks awful compared with the last release, fonts are washed out, no alternative theme or...
Forum: Linux 08. Jan 2016, 06:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
It appears, like many other distros this past...

It appears, like many other distros this past year, the latest release of Deepin is a step back instead of forward. A lot of bugs are already being reported and users will need to spend time in the...
Forum: Linux 01. Jan 2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Bad news indeed to see such a major contributor...

Bad news indeed to see such a major contributor depart this life but his efforts will be long remembered.

I've tinkered with several distros providing "community" releases with alternative DE's...
Forum: Linux 01. Jan 2016, 03:52 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
I'm waiting to see how this pans out. I can...

I'm waiting to see how this pans out. I can fully understand the move away from being Ubuntu based to Debian, but not the "testing" branch. Surely it made better sense to choose the stable version...
Forum: Linux 19. Dec 2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
They don't really because all three are very...

They don't really because all three are very different.

Mageia ships with KDE4 or Gnome as standard but other DE's are available.

https://forums.mageia.org/en/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9907

Q4OS...
Forum: Linux 18. Dec 2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
The "look" of Deepin is very individual, won't...

The "look" of Deepin is very individual, won't suit everyone and options for further customization are limited but certainly the Control Center is what sets it apart. Looking forward to the final...
Forum: Linux 17. Dec 2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Deepin 15 has now moved into beta. Now based on...

Deepin 15 has now moved into beta. Now based on Debian instead of Ubuntu which is likely to please a lot of folks. Picture preview here.
...
Forum: Linux 29. Apr 2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
I upgraded my Deepin system today using the...

I upgraded my Deepin system today using the necessary command.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install deepin-os-upgrader -y && os-upgrade

Everything went quickly and smoothly. No errors.
...
Forum: Linux 03. Apr 2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
My use of hotkeys is strictly limited so I'm not...

My use of hotkeys is strictly limited so I'm not the best source for a Windows/Linux comparison. In addition to what might come as standard with various distros, there is a way by which you can...
Forum: Linux 02. Apr 2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Your findings match pretty well with Dedoimedo's...

Your findings match pretty well with Dedoimedo's review.

http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/deepin-2014-2-review.html

Youtube videos:

My first moment of shattered innocence happened when I...
Forum: Linux 08. Mar 2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
I revisited Deepin after reading Dedoimedo`s...

I revisited Deepin after reading Dedoimedo`s review (http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/deepin-2014-2-review.html) and (this time :D) I have to agree with everything he says.

You could say this...
Forum: Linux 20. Jan 2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Still no mobile broadband support though so...

Still no mobile broadband support though so pretty much useless for most folks around here.
Forum: Linux 29. Aug 2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
A bug fix release is now out. ...

A bug fix release is now out.

http://distrowatch.com/

Linked to DW because their own page is not where it should be. :)
Forum: Linux 15. May 2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
IMO the software database is fine but then I'm...

IMO the software database is fine but then I'm not that demanding when it comes to variety. :D

The Deepin Software Center is also a popular install with Ubuntu users.
Forum: Linux 15. May 2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
The beta of Deepin 2014 has now been released and...

The beta of Deepin 2014 has now been released and billed as "One more step to our dream". :)

http://planet.linuxdeepin.com/archives/6335

The previous version was pretty innovative and as such...
Forum: Linux 29. Nov 2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Still some issues to sort out. The network icon...

Still some issues to sort out. The network icon for my DSL connection shows a nice red cross and yet in connects fine. It also might look very pretty overall, but the inability to change window...
Forum: Linux 28. Nov 2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Well, you can't fault these guys for commitment....

Well, you can't fault these guys for commitment. A new release is now out with lots of added features and improvements based on user feedback, especially to the software center.
...
Forum: Linux 12. Sep 2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,862
Posted By MidnightCowboy
Seconded by me. :) Many thanks for taking...

Seconded by me. :)

Many thanks for taking the time to interact with us here.
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